Welcome to day one million of the quarantine. We live here forever now. OK, maybe not, but sometimes it sure feels like it. The lack of social interaction is turning me into Willem Dafoe in The Lighthouse. I’m screaming at birds, about birds, cursing like an old-timey sailor, and wandering around mumbling to myself.
What’s the easiest way to keep yourself from becoming a 19th-century lighthouse keeper accursed by the unforgiving sea, you ask? Simple! Spend time with other humans over video chat services like Zoom, Skype, and Discord. Better yet, play some board games with your far-flung friends. Not every board game will work well over video chat though, so we’ve found a few of our favorites and outlined some ways to make them remote-play-friendly.
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